Welcome to one of the best addresses in Scottish Flat Racing. Hamilton Park offers first-rate racing drama and action, as well as some of the most elaborate and well-planned pre- and post-racing entertainment, including live concerts and visits from racing greats past and present. If you are looking for a day at the races with a certain je-ne-sais-quoi, Hamilton Park is the course for you.
Address: Hamilton Park Racecourse, Bothwell Road, Hamilton, Lanarkshire ML3 0DW
Phone: 01698 283 806
Hamilton Park has conducted horse races since 1782, making it a long standing part of Scottish sporting history - and one of the most innovative racecourses in the country. Hamilton Park was the first racecourse to host an evening meeting on 18th July 1947, pioneering a new way of celebrating horse racing. However, once the evening race had become a staple part of all British racecourse offering, Hamilton Park again reinvented the possibilities of the track; this time by hosting a morning meeting - the first of its kind - on 8th May 1971.
Not content with the already massive mark it has left on the way we conduct equine sporting events, Hamilton Park continues to push the boundaries of traditional racing. Be it by mixing popular music with the sport of kings or opening a space for exhibitions on their site, Hamilton is the place to look for a fresh take on the great British horse racing tradition.
Note: Hamilton Park Racecourse is about a ten minute walk from Hamilton West Station.
From West: Take the M74, leave at Junction 5, at the next roundabout take the Hamilton exit and follow the brown signs indicating the racecourse.
From East: Take the M8 or A8 and leave at exit A725 (Bellshill/East Kilbride), follow signs to M74 to Junction 5, then take Hamilton exit at the roundabout and follow, as above, the brown signs.
Private Boxes: Hamilton Park offers a choice of 13 private boxes with capacities ranging from 10-50 racegoers. The boxes come with a private waiter and a number of package options.
Packages: Ranging from Bronze to Gold options, the packages range from three-course lunch or dinner to hot buffet, offer private bars or quiet rounds of beverages, the use of a private box and - in any case - VIP admission. There is an upgrade for everyone's taste and the options are nigh endless.
Marquees/Chalets: Located around the racecourse are a selection of marquees and chalets ready to make your day just that little bit more special. Glass-fronted for protection and optimal views, additional televisions to ensure you won't miss a moment of the action, and open for the same package options as the private boxes; all eyes will be on you as you treat yourself to a great day out.
Dukes Restaurant: Located on the first floor of the Grandstand, Dukes Restaurant awards magnificent views of the track, all the while entertaining your pallet with the three course menu provided. Window bookings are available for a supplement.